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Are Online Courses for Me?

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Successful Online Student?

Directions: Check the statement that best describes you and your study habits.



A greater number of check marks in the left-hand column indicates student success   A greater number of check marks in the right-hand column indicates that Internet instruction may NOT be the most effective way for you to learn

I regularly have 7-9 hours per week to spend on this course I sometimes have 7-9 hour a week to spend, but many times I do not
I am a good reader and enjoy learning by reading I'm an "OK" reader, but I prefer to have an instructor present the materials
I enjoy working independently and seldom need reassurance that I am doing things correctly I can work independently in some situations, but I prefer having someone to check with regularly
I have specific days/times available to work on my internet course I plan to schedule my Internet course work around my other activities
I can budget my time well and prioritize activities efficiently I work better when someone tells me what to do and gives me due dates
I realize that the class work of an Internet course is equal to or greater than that of a regular on-campus course I want to take this Internet course because there is probably less work to do than in a regular course
I am willing to take responsibility for getting whatever help I may need with this course by contacting an instructor I would not feel comfortable contacting an instructor for help
I realize that my instructor may not be available when I want and that I may have to leave an E-Mail message I prefer getting an immediate answer to a question rather than waiting
I realize that course requirements and due dates are there for good reasons, and I feel I can structure my time effectively to meet them I know that course requirements and due dates are there for good reasons, but I feel that exceptions should be made if I get behind on my work
I have met the recommended prerequisites for this course I have not met the recommended prerequisites for this course

A greater number of check marks in the left-hand column indicates student success   A greater number of check marks in the right-hand column indicates that Internet instruction may NOT be the most effective way for you to learn
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